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31 March 2017 06:35AM

Global Textile Business

News involving global textile business published in this issue consists of Vietnam and the European Union Free Trade Agreement,
Projection in global textile chemical market, global textile machinery market, and global technical textile market, finally Reorganization of Korea textile industry for competitiveness.
Vietnam and the European Union Free Trade Agreement to be
effective in 2018
Vietnam-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (VEFTA) was signed in Brussels on December 2, 2015 after nearly three years of negotiation. Both Vietnam and EU concurred to put the bilateral trade pact

News involving global textile business published in this issue consists of Projection in global textile chemical market, global textile machinery market, and global technical textile market

Green Dyeing Technology and Sustainable Chemistry

News in the advancement of dyeing and finishing technology published in this issue consist of (1) Green Dyeing Technology (2) New hydrophilic softener for textile finishing (3) New finishing and testing solutions for pollen management on textile surfaces and (4) CadiraTM concept for saving valuable resources.
Green Dyeing Technology
It has been known that the textile dyeing process requires large amounts of water for the process and creates a lot of toxic effluents coming from auxiliaries and dyestuffs which are not fully bound to the textile goods and those left from the process discarded as wastewater and toxic chemicals. Therefore, a team of scientists from the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences investigates an innovative and environmentally friendly textile dyeing technology by using nanocellulose fibers to reduce amount of wastewater and toxic chemicals. This team's project has won the first prize in inaugural Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge at the Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference in Berlin. This green textile dyeing technology involves using cellulose to dye materials. During homogenization process, cellulose is converted into a hydrogel material consisting of nanocellulose fibers having 70 times more surface area than those of cotton fibers. This nanocellulose hydrogel material having high surface areas with high reactivity allows to uptake and attach more dye molecules. After that, dyed nanocellulose hydrogels are transferred to a textile by a conventional printing method. (Source: www.fibre2fashion.com)
New hydrophilic softener for textile finishing from Wacker
Wacker has launched a new product of hydrophilic fabric softener to improve the softness of textile and remain absorbent at the same time after finishing, called “WETSOFT NE 750”. The main constituents of “WETSOFT NE 750” are block copolymers based on aminofunctional silicones and polyglycol. The silicone segments arrange themselves in free-moving loop on the outside of the fabric and reduce friction between the fibers providing the softness on the treated fabrics. While the polyglycol segments remain permeable to water. “WETSOFT NE 750” offers significant advantages for making product formulation easily. “WETSOFT NE 750” is marketed as a water-free concentrate with high solid content. This hydrophilic fabric softener is self-emulsifying and can be diluted with water in a ratio of 1:1 to 1:5 to form a stable emulsion. Both cotton and cotton blended polyester fabrics can be finished with this product by either exhaust or padding method. (Sources: www.innovationintextiles.com and www. Fibre2fashion.com)
New finishing and testing solutions for pollen management on textile surfaces
Nowadays there have no effective textile protection for people allergic to pollen. In Germany, about one in six of population suffers from hay fever caused by pollen from trees, shrubs, gasses and crops. Pollen adheres readily to clothing or domestic textiles, such as curtain, sofas, carpet and bedding. After adhering, pollen finds its way through the respiratory system into the body where it triggers allergic symptoms in people who are over-sensitive to pollen. Scientists at CHT R. Beitlich GmbH have developed two special anti-pollen textile finishing treatments. The two biofunctional finishes work in opposite ways either repels or binds pollen on the textile surface. For example, clothing may have pollen-repellent properties in order to reduce the amount of pollen brought into the home after a walk in springtime. In contrast, the domestic textiles like sofas, carpets and curtains should have a pollen-binding effect in order to keep the troublesome allergens far away from the allergy sufferer. For pollen adhesion/repellence testing, the Hohenstein scientists have developed a test set up for pollen adhesion/repellence in the laboratory by simulating the flight of pollen and also studying how pollen adheres to textiles. The aim of this testing method is to help scientists to assess the ability of textile finish to absorb pollen, retain it or deliberately release it accurately. (Sources: www.hohenstein.de และ www. Innovationintextiles.com)

News in the advancement of dyeing and finishing technology published in this issue consist of (1) Green Dyeing Technology (2) New hydrophilic softener for textile finishing (3) New finishing and testing solutions for pollen management on textile surfaces

Specialty Fibers Business Outlook

New developments in specialty fibers included in this issue are new IR-reflecting viscose specialty fiber, new aramid fiber fabrics for protection form airborne volcanic fragments by Teijin, OctaTM Neo Multilayer Fiber by Teijin Frontier, and one business topic in global specialty fibers market outlook.

New developments in specialty fibers included in this issue are new IR-reflecting viscose specialty fiber, new aramid fiber fabrics for protection form airborne volcanic fragments by Teijin, OctaTM Neo Multilayer Fiber by Teijin Frontier

Innovative yarn spinning technology

Update news of yarn spinning technology are presented in this issue consisting of (1) the rotor spinning platform of the future, (2) Spinnova’s innovative technology to produce yarn from wood, (3) new spinning way for bicomponent filament yarns from Oerlikon, and (4) the most economical Zinser 72 ring spinning in the world.

Update news of yarn spinning technology are presented in this issue consisting of (1) the rotor spinning platform of the future, (2) Spinnova’s innovative technology to produce yarn from wood, and (3) new spinning way for bicomponent filament yarns from Oerlikon.

 
  • Green Dyeing Technology and Sustainable Chemistry
    Green Dyeing Technology and Sustainable Chemistry
    News in the advancement of dyeing and finishing technology published in this issue consist of (1) Green Dyeing Technology (2) New hydrophilic softener for textile finishing (3) New finishing and testing solutions for pollen management on textile surfaces and (4) CadiraTM concept for saving valuable resources. Green Dyeing Technology It…
  • Advancement in Weaving Technology
    Advancement in Weaving Technology
    Recent updates in weaving technology in this issue include new developments in weaving machines of OptiMax-i rapier, TerryMax-i rapier, a rising star of A9500 air jet and R9500p rapier exhibited at ITM 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey, and new innovation of magnetic weft insertion in weaving machines. Recent updates in weaving…
  • Specialty Fibers Business Outlook
    Specialty Fibers Business Outlook
    New developments in specialty fibers included in this issue are new IR-reflecting viscose specialty fiber, new aramid fiber fabrics for protection form airborne volcanic fragments by Teijin, OctaTM Neo Multilayer Fiber by Teijin Frontier, and one business topic in global specialty fibers market outlook. New developments in specialty fibers included…
  • Innovative yarn spinning technology
    Innovative yarn spinning technology
    Update news of yarn spinning technology are presented in this issue consisting of (1) the rotor spinning platform of the future, (2) Spinnova’s innovative technology to produce yarn from wood, (3) new spinning way for bicomponent filament yarns from Oerlikon, and (4) the most economical Zinser 72 ring spinning in…
  • Global Textile Business
    Global Textile Business
    News involving global textile business published in this issue consists of Vietnam and the European Union Free Trade Agreement, Projection in global textile chemical market, global textile machinery market, and global technical textile market, finally Reorganization of Korea textile industry for competitiveness. Vietnam and the European Union Free Trade Agreement…
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ACIMIT’S VIDEO ON  ITALIAN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES IS NOW ON-LINE
ACIMIT’S VIDEO ON ITALIAN SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES IS NOW ON-LINE
At the press conference held by ACIMIT and the ICE – the Italian Trade Agency, at the ITMA ASIA trade fair event in Shanghai on 17 June, ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) presented its video promoting the progress being achieved by its members in the field of…
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World Spinning Industry
This short article shows the world market growth of yarn spinning industry based on the following information: spinning machinery shipments in 2011, yarn output in Q1/2012, and cotton yarn sales volume during 2007-2016.  In addition, new spinning and texturing technology is also included.  
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The Shift In Global Man-made Fibers Production
The Shift In Global Man-made Fibers Production Jürg Rupp, Executive Editor Since their invention in the late 1930s, man-made fibers production was first dominated by European and U.S. manufacturers — and later on, by Japan. With the appearance of China as the dominant producer of the whole textile chain, this scenario has changed drastically.
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  • 48th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    48th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017 held for 48th time during 16-19 January 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosted by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) under the theme "Hall of Games" with new featured zones Fashionable Sportswear and Denim & Casual Wear welcomed more than 15,000 visitors from  77 countries and regions.  
  • Designers' Collection Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    Designers' Collection Show at Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017
    Designers' Collection Show Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) January 18, 2017
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Garment, textile firms told to adjust ahead of AEC

31 Mar 11 ,  The Nation
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Textile and garment manufacturers have been urged to improve their technology, production capability and regional logistics system to take advantage of the Asean Economic Community.


"Thailand has a strong textile and garment supply chain from upstream to downstream. However, many producers still lack new technology, design development and linkages with other enterprises, so they cannot gain the most benefit from integration," Srirat Rastapana, director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, said yesterday.


Companies need to link their supply chains with local and Asean partners, he said.


Asean is a major supplier of textiles and garments. Indonesia is the world's eighth-largest exporter of yarn and fabric, while Thailand is 10th. Vietnam is the 10th-largest supplier of woven garments, followed by Cambodia at 11th, Indonesia at 16th and Thailand at 18th place.


Under the Asean Free Trade Agreement, the six founding members - Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Brunei - have already slashed duties on textiles and garments to zero. The remaining members - Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Vietnam - will eliminate tariffs by 2015.


Srirat said Thailand should create trading opportunities by cooperating with other Asean nations to strengthen its supply chains. Companies here should adopt advanced technology and the latest innovations for their production and develop their own brands to add value to their products.


According to a department study, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have strong competency in textile production from yarn production, weaving and spinning to bleaching, printing and cutting.


Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos are strong in decorating, sewing and exporting to the United States and the European Union. Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have low labour costs and export privileges to the US and EU.


Textile and garment manufacturers should consider relocating their plants to neighbouring countries so they can avail of those privileges, Srirat said.


ML Kathathong Thongyai, director of the Office of Product Value Promotion, the Department of Export Promotion, anticipated a zero growth for garment export due to crises in Japan and the Middle East, two key major markets. Garment export value reached US$3.2 billion last year, up 8 per cent over 2009.